How to connect to the internet in the Student housing (Stúdentagarðar)
Students living in the student housing (stúdentagarðar) have free Internet connection for either one computer or a router. Only the person registered for the apartment can apply for the Internet. After you have been registered for the apartment usually 1-2 days go by before the application for network becomes available in Ugla. Wireless network is not an option for student housing, therefore you need to connect by cable (unless you have an Ethernet router).
Follow the 3 steps here below to apply and connect your computer to the Student housing network.
A router mac address can often be found under the router.
1. Find the MAC address for the wired network card.
When applying for the Internet you need to have the MAC address for the local area connection. Below are further instructions on how to find the so called MAC address for different types of operating systems:
Note! the adjustments for the net card take place after the registration in Ugla.
Instructions can also be found in the following video files:
Note! The MAC address you find here is not is not the same as for the wireless Internet (HINET).
2. Register the MAC address in Ugla.
After finding the MAC Address you need to register it in Ugla: http://ugla.hi.is, this can be done in any of the University's computer labs or other places with Internet connection. Start by clicking "Computer services" and then "Internet connections", then click "Student housing" and finally "Network application".
The window above appears and you fill in the MAC address which
you previously found on your computer. There is no need to add space
between the letters/numbers nor does small or capital letter matter.
Click "Submit" when done.
3. Connect the computer to the wired network.
Usually the steps above are enough but occasionally the net card is not adjusted for receiving an IP address. In the same link you found instructions for the MAC address (Step 1) you will find instructions on how to adjust the settings.
After following the three steps you should be able to connet to the internet in your apartment in Stúdentagarðar.